staff

You are welcome here! We want to see God make a difference in your life and in our community. We're all about forming authentic relationships. We focus on loving God and each other as we serve our world.

  • Paul Sischo

    lead pastor

    As Lead Pastor, Paul guides the community by being a student of the Bible and teaching in a way that shows he cares about each person’s spirituality as it relates to Jesus. Paul is authentic and doesn’t bend the truth of the gospel to fit social norms, but shows the love of Christ to everyone he meets. He serves the community well-caffeinated, with his wife Stephanie, who makes the best cup of coffee in Greenville. Paul’s relaxed style of teaching is inviting and creates an atmosphere of learning and growing in the faith.


    Other cool things to know:

    • Tortures his two boys with dad jokes and trivia facts :-)
    • Has a soft spot for vintage bicycles that need a little help before they go on to their new owners
    • Plays guitar and can even sing! Sometimes he gets to play with the worship team
    • The day is not complete until sharing a chair with Nelson G Doodle, the beloved dog

  • mara wilmer

    worship leader

    As Worship Leader, Mara is responsible for all things related to the atmosphere/feel of the Sunday morning worship gatherings, including the development of the worship team members, pre-service music, lighting, corporate worship songs and platform décor. Mara has the heart of an authentic worshiper with a strong desire to break people out of their comfort zones  and regularly encourages people to move around (dance?) a bit as they do so. Mara has experienced the grace of God in her life and is always ready to extend that same grace to those she comes into contact with.


    Here are some other interesting tidbits about Mara:

    • Travels the State of Michigan for her day job
    • Married to Adam, with multiple kitties
    • Got an ailment, pain or allergy? She's got an oil for that!
    • An avid lover of the Animal Kingdom (large and small) but has a specific affinity for felines

  • emily kruizenga

    kids ministry

    As the Kids Ministry Coordinator, Emily leads a group of dedicated volunteers in working with children in nursery thru 5th grade. Emily is passionate about showing God's love to children and their families; she does so by working with her team to come up with creative and fun ways to teach important truths in age-appropriate ways. Emily is sensitive to the needs of others and it shows in her interactions with them.


    Here are more facts that you didn't know you needed to know about Emily:

    • Apparently loves kids because she works in a day care during the week
    • Married to artist and wood-worker, Ben
    • Enjoys chasing a small white ball around large grassy areas (golfing)
    • Loves to sing with the worship team when she is able